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Rustic Rectangles

About this design:

I found my old sheet of copper the other I thought I would try to make some links. I patina ed them with salt and vinegar potato chips...that turned out splotchy so I tried some alcohol inks I had. Anyway here they are...if nothing else it was fun.


copper rectangles, Turitulla Fossil brios and copper earwires

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I might add…these are no way professional enough to put in my shop. They will probably end up a gift..if I keep these links.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hahaha sweetjane -I never would have thought of potato chips. The rusticity is fun. Great for casual wear. And I don’t consider these unprofessional -you never know what someone else will love.

  3. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I still like them, super polished professional or not!

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Okay, I’ll bite! Tell me more about using potato chips for patina work, please.
    I love the rustic, splotchy look.

  5. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wow, potato chips or not these are wonderful. I love them. I’ll be you get a lot of requests for them.

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Lynda…I got this recipe out of Rustic Wrappings…grind up salt and vinegar potato chips add some vinegar and get it mushy…stick the metal in it and depending on how long you leave them in for. I was expecting more green on mine.

  7. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    I like these too, Jane. A rustic look with jeans is perfect for your earrings. Ink works too/ I love alcohol ink! I bet they’ll sell quicker than you think!

  8. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    My daughters (22) would prefer your “unprofessional” over anything more “polished” that I make. Seriously!…Hmmm, maybe I am too splotchy and patina-ed from too much time with those favorite yummy potato chips? Hehehe….

  9. kye
    kye says:

    Lots of people would love these because they’re great. I will have to try potato chip patina. What a fun idea.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I think they’re great! Love the rustic edge they give to the design. I’ve heard of the potato chip patina method. I would have liked to see a photo of how they turned out before the inks. Did you leave them in long? The brios you used with your links were a great choice–love the brown hues with the red tone.

  11. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    CC…I left them overnight. I just expected more green. You know, the more I look at them, the more I like them. I’d like to experiment with different patina methods..she had quite a few in the book.

  12. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    These are un-perfectly fine!!! I love their imperfectness!

  13. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    So everybody is ignoring the elephant in the room….. did you eat the rest of the chips? hahahahahah just kidding!

  14. Zippy-Klunk
    Zippy-Klunk says:

    Thought I would try this…forgot to tell the family. They ate all my chips!

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